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Autism society starts ’22 by doubling board

CANFIELD — The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley added five members to its now 10-member board of directors to kick off 2022. Joining the board this month are Meghan Brundege, Youngstown Municipal Court magistrate; Katie DeGennaro, PNC Private Bank president and senior banking adviser; ...

App has an eye for art at The Butler

YOUNGSTOWN — Joy Mistovich of Boardman used the Aira app to enjoy attractions ranging from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art outside of Pittsburgh to the St. Louis Aquarium. Now she can use it at the museum where she works. The Butler Institute of American Art is an access ...

New redistricting maps OK’d, same problems remain

Staff, wire report COLUMBUS — The Ohio Redistricting Commission failed for a second time on Saturday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass 10-year maps of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. Despite being scolded by the stateás high court, the ...

Lawmakers: Retired teachers need new COLA

A proposal to reinstate the cost-of-living adjustment for retired teachers in the state pension fund has bipartisan support among state legislators who represent the Mahoning Valley. A change to all of the state pension funds in 2012 reduced pension benefits and allowed pension boards to ...

Hearty folks weather the cold on the job

With the past week’s high temperatures in the teens or mid-20s at best, most of us have been content to stay warm in our homes and offices. But for some, braving the cold and weather is all in a day’s work. “That old saying — ‘you’ve got make hay when the sun is shining’ — ...

Family seeks justice for Jane

By GUY VOGRIN Staff writer Jane Kleese, described by family members as a 35-year-old effervescent woman, was found dead at her Cynthia Street home in Niles on Jan. 23, 2002 — 20 years ago today. At first, it was thought she died from a fall down the stairs. But later family members ...